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CHAP. XXXVIII.
AN ACT athorising the Court of Common Pleas of Westches-
ter County, lo devise a New Seal, and for other purposes.

Passed February 15, 1823.
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- Newscal to

be made presented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be ber lawful for the jndges of the court of common pleas, in and for the county of Westchester, to devise and cause to be made, a new seal for said court; and when so made, and the device thereof recorded in the clerk's office of said county, and in the secretary's office of this state, the same shall thereafter be the seal of said court. * II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Place from judges of the court of cornion pleas for the county of Westchester, are to be previous to the first day of June next, to locate and fix on some charged central place in said county, and cause a record of the same to be made in the clerk's office of said county, from which place the

sheriff shall, from and after the first day of June next, charge tra:. vel fees on all process, and not from his place of residence.

which fees

CHAP. Xxxix.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of James Powers and

Robert Dorlon, Commissioners to investigate the concerns of
the Hudson Bank.

Passed February 15, 1823. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- D.151.98, pay presented in Senate and Assembly, That the treasurer pay, on ab

: o ers and R.. the warrant of the comptroller, to James Powers and Robert Dor- Dorlon lon, the sum of one bundred and fifty-one dollars and ninety-eight cents, being the amount due them for services and expenses incurred in investigating the concerns of the Hudson Bank, by virtue of a resolution of the Senate and Assembly of the eighth and ninth April last.

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CHÅP, XL.
V A N ACT for the Relief of the Stockbridge Indians.

. Passed February 18, 1823.: WAEREAS, the Stockbridge Indians have represented by their Preamble petition, that monies, paid by the people of this state on their bea half, brave not been properly applied, when placed in the hands of

their peacemakers for distribution, and that they are on that ca " count liable to imposition : Therefore, .. .

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, Duty of comp represented in Senate and Assembly, That the amount directed to troller x,

be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, by the L forty-nipth section of the act, entitled “ An act relative to the difa

Indians

ferent tribes and nations of Indians within this state,” passed 10€ April, 1813, shall be paid to the superintendants of the said Stockbringe Indians, to be by them applied to the purposes mentioned in said forty-nipth section, instead of paying the same to their

schoolmaster, in the manner therein provided. Monies paya 11. And be it further enacted, That all monies due to the ble to the Stockbridge Indians by treaty or otherwise, shall be paid to the Stockbridge

superintendants of the said Stockbridge Indians, to be by them applied on the order of the peacemakers, chiefs and warriors of the said tribe, for their besefit, and to enable them to remove to Green Bay ; and that the superintendants account with the comptroller annually, on or before the first of Jainiary in each year, for

all monies which shall come to their hands. Persons re III. And be it further enacted, That in case any treaty sball quired to be hereafter be held and inade with the said lodjans by the people of present at treatics, &c this state, it shall be the duty of the said superintendants, some or

one of them, to be present aud attend at the making thereof, and to receive such sumn or sums of money as shall be stipulated to be paid to them by such treaty; and in case of the non-aitendance of such superintendant or superintendants, at the time of making any such treaty, it shall be lawful for the executive, or other agent or agents on the part of the people of this state, to pay any sach monies to the peacemakers and such other of the said Indians as may be present at the ipaking of such treaty, and as sball be properly

authorised by the said Indians to consent and enter into the same : Proviso Provided however, That no monies shall be paid to any superin

tendant or agents, unless good and anyple security, if required, is, given to the comptroller, for the faithful application of said movies

* to the purposes mentioned in this act. Agent to be IV. And be it further enacted, That the said superintendants appointed shall appoint an agent to reside among the said indians, whose du

ty it shall be to give to the said saperintendapts information of all trespasses done on the lands of said Indians, and generally to perform such services for the benefit of said Indians, or as the said superintendants shall from time to time direct, who shall receive from them such compeosation as they shall deem reasonable, not exceeding thirty dollars per annum, out of the funds in their hands belonging io said lodians.

- CHAP. XLI. L . AN ACT for the Relief of Gilbert Gordon, Collector of the Town of Junius, in the County of Seneca.

Passed February 19, 1823. Preamble WHEREAS Gilbert Gordon, collector of the town taxes in and

for the town of Juvius, in the county of Seneca, owing to his late appointment by three justices, and to sickness since his appointment, will not be able to complete the collection of the taxes of

said town within the time prescribed by law : Therefore, Time extend "BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, ren. ed to G. Gor presented in Senate and Asseirbly, That the time now allowed by

law, to town collectors of taxes to make their returns to the coun

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ty treasurer, shall be, and is hereby extended to Gilbert Gordon,
collector as aforesaid, to the first day of March next; and the said
collector shall continne to have and exercise all the powers and pri-
vileges in relation to his office, that he possessed previous to the
day on which he should have made his returns : Provided however, Proviso
That the said collector shall not be allowed the relief granted by
this act, until he shall have renewed his bond to the supervisor of
the said town of Junius, with one or more sureties, to be approved
by the said supervisor, in double the amount of his tax list, condi-
tioned for the true and faithful execution of the duties of his office
and for the due return of monies by him collected, and also for the
due return of all lands on which the taxes remain due and unpaid
on the first day of March next.

CHAP. XLII. AN ACT for the Relief of Persons applying for the Benefit of the several Insolvent Laws of this State,

Passed February 20, 1823. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- Power and do presented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be law-ties of certain

judges ful for any person who may have applied for the benefit of any of the insolvent laws of this state, before any first or other judge of the court of common pleas of any county in this state, by whom a day bas been fixed for the said insolvent, to attend before him for the purposes specified in the said several insolvent laws; on the . . day so specified, to appear before the judge of the county courts first named in the commission for the county in which he shall have made application as aforesaid, who is hereby empowered and required to discharge the duties in relation to the said insolvent laws, in like manner and with the same effect, as might have been done by such firet or other judge before whom a day may have been given as aforesaid.

CHAP. XLIII.
AN ACT to amend the Act, entitled An Act relative to the **
Duties and Privileges of Towns,passed March 19, 1813.

Passed February 20, 1823.. WHEREAS it is represented, and appears to the legislature, Preamble that divers of the inhabitants of the counties of Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Chautauque, have not as yet oba tained an estate in fee in the lands possessed by them, but hold the same under articles of agreement or contract, and are therefore not eligible to the following town offices, for remedy whereof,

B Ě it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re-Qualinca presented in Senate and Assembly, That all free white male in- tions of cer

" tain voters Irabitants of any town within the counties of Niagara, Genesee, alam Tegany, Cataraugus, Erie and Chautauque. qualified by law to vote al town meetings, and who are in possession of lands under a con

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tract for the purchase of the same, and are worth the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in personal property, or have made improvements on such lands to that amount, free from all reprises, debts, demands or incumbrances whatsoever, shall be eligible to the several offices of supervisor, town clerk, assessor, overseer of the poor, or commissioner of highways, of any such town, potwithstanding any such person may not be a freeholder.

CHAP. XLIV. ·
AN ACT authorising the President and Directors of the Senes

ca Road Company, to abandon a purt of the Norih Branch
of their Road.

Passed February 24, 1823. WHEREAS, the president and directors of the Seneca Road Preamblo

Company, have by their petition, represented to the legislature, that all that portion of the north branch of such company's road, lying west of the 720 mile post on said branch, and west of the inn of Mr. Batsford, in the town of Brutus, until it intersects the south branch of said company's road at the Seneca Falls, near Mynders' mills, has become useless to the public, from circumstances arising since the construction of said road, and that the public interest no longer requires the said road to be maintained at the expense of the company : Therefore,

1. it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Part of the road may be represented in Senate and Assembly, That the said president and abandoned

directors, baving elected to abandon said road and the right of receiving tolls, that it shall and may be lawful for said president and directors to abandon to the public the portion of road above described, and they are hereby discharged from all the responsibilities imposed by the act, incorporating the north branch of said company, so far as it regards tbe section of said road herein de

scribed. Tolls to be ap

?.. 11, And be it further enacted, That the tolls on said road shall portioned for be apportioned to the residue of the road in such manner, as that residue of

. no more toll shall be received than is provided for by the act incor-
porating said company.

III. And be it furiher enacted, That it shall be, and it is here * Duty of com, missioners of by made the duty of the commissioners of highways in the several highways

towns through which the section of road herein described passes,
to lay out the same into road districts, and cause the same to be
worked, improved and repaired, as is required by law, in relation
to public bighways.

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CHAP. XLV.
AN ACT for the Relief of the Commissioners for Loaning
Money, in the County of Oneida.

Passed February 24, 1823. WHEREAS, it appears that there are arrears of interest due Preamble and unpaid to the commissioners for loaning money, in the county of Oneida : Therefore, BE it enaeted by the People of the State of New York, re- Duty of cer

taia comunis presented in Senate and Assembly, That the said commissioners sioners are hereby authorised and empowered to collect from all and every person or persons, such sum or sums of interest as may be due or owing to the said commissioners, whether the said commissioners have advanced said interest, so in arrear and unpaid, to the state or not, in the same manner as the interest is authorised to be collect. ed by the act, entitled “ An act authorising a loan of monies to the citizens of this state," passed April 11, 1808.

CHAP. XLVI.
AN ACT to incorporate the New-York Chemical Manufacturing

Company.

Passed February 24, 1823. I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- Corporation presented in Senate and Assembly, That John C. Morrison, and calco such others as now are, or hereafter may be associated with him, for the purpose of carrying on the business of manufacturing blue vitriol, alum, oil of vitrial, aqua fortis, nitre acid, muriatic acid, alcohol, tartar emetic, refined champhor, salt-petre, borax, copperas, corrosive sublimate, calomel, and all other drugs and medicines, paints, and dyers articles, in the city and county of New York, shall be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and appointed to be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in pame, by the name of the “ New-York Chemical Manufacturing Company,” and Corporate by that name they and their successors and assigns shall and may neral powers have continual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoever and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and make change, and alter the same at their pleasure ; and that they and their successors, by the same name and style, shall be capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation : Provided, That the said real estate so to be purchased and Proviso holden, shall be such only as is now owned by the said John C. Morrison, for the purpose of carrying on the manufacture aforesaid, and also such lots of ground as it may be necessary to purchase of others, and such buildings as it may be expedient to erect Further pro thereon, for the purpose aforesaid: And provided further, That Vio

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